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Discuss the meter of Wilfred Owen's "Anthem for Doomed Youth"???

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princetongirlupz | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Honors

Posted October 29, 2011 at 7:38 PM via web

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Discuss the meter of Wilfred Owen's "Anthem for Doomed Youth"???

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senthuraan | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 3) eNoter

Posted October 30, 2012 at 6:38 AM (Answer #1)

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Themes

Senseless Devastation

.......The butchery of war horrified Wilfred Owen. His comrades in arms represented the best hope for a better future, but all around him that hope was vanishing in the fire and smoke of the battlefield. The war also devastated the loved ones at home, robbing them of sons, daughters, brothers, and fathers and leaving only emptiness behind.


Loss of Identity

.......In war, young men with distinct personalities and unique talents become nameless pawns to do the bidding of the political decision-makers. When they fall on the battlefield, no one stops to mourn them or pay them homage. The bombs keep falling. The guns keep firing. 

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